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Reclaim The Night March

Reclaim The Night March

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A group of members from SI Cirencester joined the 200-300 strong “Reclaim the Night March” in Cheltenham on 26 November, organised by the Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in response to the United Nations Violence Against Women 16 days of action. The  photo includes a member of SI Cheltenham who is the CEO of GRASAC.

Swindon 100 celebration

Swindon 100 celebration

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Great to meet face to face for a supper and join current, past and prospective members to  celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International Educating, Empowering  and Enabling Women and Girls! Many congratulations and here’s to 100 more!!   We had a ceremony to light candles to wish for a brilliant and equal future for all women and girls worldwide and celebrate the achievements of our Club, Region and Federation too.

SI Swindon Programme Action Work

SI Swindon Programme Action Work

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Here we are delivering much needed items to the ‘Survivor’ charity shop, which helps fund the amazing work done by Swindon Women’s Aid. Manager Carol & Sue came out with their trusty trolleys, which we filled to the brim! MANY thanks to Club members and our friends at Marlborough Ladies Who Latte for contributing toys, clothes, bedding, jigsaws and linens. See more of their work at SWA Domestic Abuse

Ellen Brawn Award

Ellen Brawn Award

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This award is normally given to a club within the region that has made the most impact towards our PAC Goals. In the past year it has been so difficult to chose between the clubs that it was given to the whole region Here you can see Regional President Irene Hockin accepting the award on behalf of the whole region

Blue Plaque Unveiled for SI Bristol’s Founder President Miss Addison Phillips

Blue Plaque Unveiled for SI Bristol’s Founder President Miss Addison Phillips

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  Blue Plaque Unveiled for SI Bristol’s Founder President Miss Addison Phillips   On 28th June, a Blue Plaque to honour Miss Eleanor Addison Phillips was unveiled at Clifton High School. Miss Addison Phillips was Head Mistress there (1908-1933) and Founder President of the Bristol Venture Club (1920). This Club amalgamated with Soroptimists in 1930 and is now SI Bristol.  The unveiling ceremony was to have taken place a year ago during the Club’s centenary but was thwarted by restrictions due to coronavirus. As it was, only three representatives from key organisations could attend.   The plaque was sponsored by Soroptimist International of Bristol, Rotary Club of Bristol and Clifton High School. Present from SI Bristol were President Sue, Immediate Past President Marion and Head of Centenary Committee Maureen.   Following the unveiling by the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol Mrs Peaches Golding, the Head Master

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

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Swindon know the value of ensuring vulnerable women are remembered despite lockdown, so  members Jackie Webb and Lydia Cardew visited the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre, for the 5th year running, to present 25 individual Easter eggs for the women who use the Centre as well as mini eggs for the hardworking staff!  Senior Keyworker Rae thanked us stating “The women and children will be extremely grateful!  A huge thank you for your continuous support and making lockdown that little bit easier.

SI Jersey and The Menstrual Cycle

SI Jersey and The Menstrual Cycle

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SI Jersey hosted The Menstrual Cycle bike ride to celebrate International Menstrual Hygiene Day and raise awareness of period poverty in Jersey as part of their ‘No More Taboo Period’ campaign. The organisation has also partnered with planet-friendly period-care company TOTM, which is donating 500 eco-friendly femcare packs for SI Jersey to pass on to local Year 6 girls going into secondary school in September.